Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

280 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

# 138727 14-Jan-2014 21:16
Send private message

A few family members have recently purchased Samsung Galaxy S3 Minis and use WhatsApp.
When they send videos (20secs for example) they can only select 10secs of the video to send.

I have WhatsApp on my iPhone and am able send longer videos than 10secs.

Is there a way of allowing more than 10secs on there phones? One family member has an old Android phone and are able to send longer than 10secs.

Create new topic


956 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 74

  # 967184 14-Jan-2014 22:30
Send private message

I would guess its the size, not length, of the videos that matters. This would depend on the resolution and encoding on each phone?

Huawei Mate 7, on 2degrees

280 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

  # 967404 15-Jan-2014 10:29
Send private message


I've had a look around to see if you can reduce the resolution of the video but couldn't find any option for that.

Its just weird a much older Android phone works fine but not these S3 Mini's



956 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 74

  # 967486 15-Jan-2014 12:17
Send private message

Yes sorry I know nothing about Whatsapp. But newer high end phones will tend to take higher resolution and higher frame rate video, which will therefore be bigger.

Huawei Mate 7, on 2degrees

280 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

  # 967488 15-Jan-2014 12:20
Send private message

Thats what I was thinking too but I have an iPhone 5 which you'd assume would take better videos and I can send through 10sec+ videos fine over Whatsapp

548 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 37

  # 967709 15-Jan-2014 18:21
Send private message

An alternative is to install whatsapp+
Download here -
The XDA thread has been removed, I think once the donate version popped up.  There are some youtube vids going over the additional features

This is a moddified version of whatsapp which allows several additional features like themes plus also options to change photo and video limits.

Not ideal perhaps, but a possible workaround!

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35

Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39

TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18

E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34

Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51

Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47

100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35

5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01

Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24

Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24

Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10

Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32

Epson launches new 4K Pro-UHD projector technology
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:26

Lenovo and Qualcomm unveil first 5G PC called Project Limitless
Posted 28-May-2019 20:23

Intel introduces new 10th Gen Intel Core Processors and Project Athena
Posted 28-May-2019 19:28

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.